» Archive for the 'Juvenile Chapter Book' Category

Erin Entrada Kelly-Hello, universe (Newbery Medal winner 2018)

Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

In one day, four lives weave together in unexpected ways. Virgil Salinas is shy and kindhearted and feels out of place in his crazy-about-sports family. Valencia Somerset, who is deaf, is smart, brave, and secretly lonely, and she loves everything about nature. Kaori Tanaka is a self-proclaimed psychic, whose little sister, Gen, is always following her around. And Chet Bullens wishes the weird kids would just stop being so different so he can concentrate on basketball.  They aren’t friends, at least not until Chet pulls a prank that traps Virgil and his pet guinea pig at the bottom of a well.  2017

Judith Rossell-Wormwood Mire (Stella Montgomery Intrigue; #2)

Tuesday, February 6th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Eleven-year-old Stella Montgomery has always wondered about her family. What happened to her mother? And could she have a long-lost sister somewhere? Stella’s awful Aunts refuse to tell her anything, and now they have sent her Stella away to the old family home at Wormwood Mire, where she must live with two strange cousins and their governess.  c. 2016

Tricia Springstubb-Cody and the rules of life

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Cody and the Rules of Life by [Springstubb, Tricia]In Cody’s life, many things are hard to predict. Like why her older brother, Wyatt, is obsessed with his new bicycle called the Cobra, or why her best friend Pearl suddenly wants to trade favorite toys. Pearl says she will trust Cody with Arctic Fox because Cody is a trusty person. But Cody doesn’t want to give up her beloved Gremlin, and she regrets it as soon as she hands him over. When the Cobra goes missing, Cody has to decide for herself who is trusty and who is not.   c. 2017

Heather Dyer-Magic in the city

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Magic in the City by [Dyer, Heather]Brothers Jake and Simon Grubb are not happy about having to move to England to live with their cousin Hannah and her family. But the boys’ luck turns when, on the way there, they encounter a retiring magician who gives them three objects he claims have magical powers. In no time at all, the boys and their cousin Hannah find themselves traveling through space and time on the wild adventure of a lifetime. And discovering that anything’s possible — with a little magic!  c. 2017

Jason Segel-Everything you need to know about nightmares! and how to defeat them

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Everything You Need to Know About NIGHTMARES! and How to Defeat Them: The Nightmares! Handbook by [Segel, Jason, Miller, Kirsten]Nightmares. They come in all shapes and sizes—from gargantuan lizards to teensy creepy-crawlies. No matter their form, we know all too well, they are truly terrifying. The good news is that every Nightmare, no matter how ferocious, mysterious, or hairy, can be defeated. And this book will tell you how.  c. 2017

E. D. Baker-Maggie and the flying horse

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Magic Animal Rescue 1: Maggie and the Flying Horse by [Baker, E.D.]Eight-year-old Maggie has a keen eye for noticing things in the Enchanted Forest that no one else does — like unicorns, griffins, and tiny flying horses with wings. One day while Maggie is herding sheep with her pesky stepbrother, she stumbles upon an injured flying horse. The only way to help the horse is to take it to a kindly stableman named Bob, who cares for many different magical animals!   c. 2017

Cory Putman Oakes-Witchtown

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Witchtown by [Oakes, Cory Putman]When sixteen-year-old Macie O’Sullivan and her masterfully manipulative mother Aubra arrive at the gates of Witchtown—the most famous and mysterious witch-only haven in the world—they have one goal in mind: to rob it for all it’s worth.      But that plan derails when Macie and Aubra start to dig deeper into Witchtown’s history and uncover that there is more to the quirky haven than meets the eye.  c. 2017

William Alexander-A properly unhaunted place

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

A Properly Unhaunted Place by [Alexander, William]Rosa Ramona Díaz has just moved to the small, un-haunted town of Ingot—the only ghost-free town in the world. She doesn’t want to be there. She doesn’t understand how her mother—a librarian who specializes in ghost-appeasement—could possibly want to live in a place with no ghosts. Frankly, she doesn’t understand why anyone would.  c. 2017

Johanna Hurwitz-Double or nothing: with the two and only Kelly twins

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Double or Nothing with the Two and Only Kelly Twins by [Hurwitz, Johanna]Arlene and Ilene love so many things about being identical twins. They like sharing a room, sharing friends, and wearing matching outfits. But they’re in different classes at school, and one twin has a scar that the other one doesn’t. One morning, their friends Monty and Joey point out a new difference that takes the sisters by surprise and gets them thinking: if they are identical twins, why are there differences between them at all?   c. 2017

Jeff Kinney-The getaway (Diary of a Wimpy Kid; #12)

Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 by Susan Rowe, Library Director

Greg Heffley and his family are getting out of town. With the cold weather setting in and the stress of the Christmas holiday approaching, the Heffleys decide to escape to a tropical island resort for some much-needed rest and relaxation. A few days in paradise should do wonders for Greg and his frazzled family.  But the Heffleys soon discover that paradise isn’t everything it’s cracked up to be.  c. 2017